Friday August 9, 2019 – The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, has issued an International Arrest Warrant against businessman, Humphrey Kariuki, who is hiding in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Kariuki, who is the owner of African Spirits Limited, is wanted in Kenya over evading tax worth Sh 41 billion.

In the warrant, Kinoti asked Interpol to arrest and detain Kariuki wherever he is found, with the activation of a Red Notice at airports across the world.

“I am applying for an international warrant of arrest for Humphrey Kariuki through Interpol for him to be arrested and detained anywhere in the world including all airports,” Kinoti said.

Kariuki is to be prosecuted alongside three directors of WoW Beverages Limited, four others from Africa Spirits Limited and a driver said to be an accomplice.

The alleged tax evasion offences were committed between 2014 and this year, according to the DPP.

Haji wants them arraigned in court with various counts including engaging in fraud, failing to pay tax and being in possession of counterfeit excise stamps.

Kariuki holds dual citizenship of Kenya and Cyprus.


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